Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships

Period of Performance

6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011

Funding Totals

$50,400.00 (approved)
$50,400.00 (awarded)

Wampanoag Grammar

FAIN: FN-50072-10

Jessie C. Baird
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar (Mashpee, MA 02649)

This proposal will result in the production of a complete Wampanoag Grammar. This work will utilize all of the extant documents available in the language from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It will be the only grammar that uses the entire corpus of available material. Each term will be fully explained in order to make the Grammar completely accessible to the layperson as well as the linguist. The broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity will be the first Algonquian Grammar that can be used as a template for the production of grammars in other Algonquian languages. This will be particularly useful to linguists and community practitioners working toward the survival and reclamation of Algonquian languages in the United States and Canada. (Edited by staff)

Media Coverage

How to revive Massachusetts’ first language (Media Coverage)
Author(s): S.I. Rosenbaum
Publication: Boston Globe
Date: 3/26/2017
Abstract: n/a